A nonfiction title describing the Earth's layers and plates, their role in earthquakes and volcanic activity, and how students can stay safe during an earthquake.
Written by Laura Appleton-Smith
Target Letter-Sound Correspondences: Long /ō/ sound consolidation: Long /ō/ sound spelled i_e, y
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Common Core State Standards Aligned as: Informational Text
Flyleaf Recommended Grade Level: 2-3**
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Percent Wholly Decodable: 75%
Percent High-Frequency Words: 21%
Percent Story Words: 2%
Number of words: 841
Guided Reading Measure: ADD: ADD
DRA Measure: ADD: Grade ADD
Lexile Measure: ADD: ADD**
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